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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Dacorum
Town
Long Marston
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 7 May 2011
    Attended by: Former Service Personnel
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63354
Current location

Adjacent to village war memorial (UKNIWM 1163)
Village green
Long Marston
Dacorum
Hertfordshire
HP23 4QS
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 895 156
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rough-hewn Stone of Remembrance with dedicatory tablet. 8th USAAF emblem incised on 6 o'clock face of stone. Arched tablet with incised inscription in Roman lettering mounted on base directly before stone. 36th Bomb Sqn emblem in centre above inscription. Image of B24 Liberator plane incised below inscription.
Inscription
IN THIS VILLAGE 19-2-1945 B24H LIBERATOR 42-50385 R4H PILOTED BY 1ST LT LOUIS J MCCARTHY JR/ CRASHED AFTER TAKE OFF DUE TO INSTRUMENT FAILURE. THREE CREW MEMBERS PERISHED./ IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE OF AERIAL GUNNERS/ (Names)/ OF THE 8TH USAAF AND IN HONOUR OF THE 36TH BOMB SQUADRON BCM UNIT BASED AT/ CHEDDINGTON STATION 113 THIS MEMORIAL IS HEREBY DEDICATED ON 7TH MAY 2011
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death
    Order of information: rank,surname
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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